Luis Alberto Lazarte

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Alberto Lazarte
Statistics
Real name Luis Alberto Lazarte
Nickname(s) El Mosquito
Rated at Light Flyweight
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Nationality Argentina Argentine
Born (1971-03-04) 4 March 1971 (age 43)
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 64
Wins 50
Wins by KO 18
Losses 11
Draws 2
No contests 0

Luis Alberto Lazarte (born 1971-03-04 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a professional boxer who resides in his birthtown. He won the IBF junior flyweight title from Colombian Carlos Támara on May 29, 2010. Lazarte was the oldest reigning world boxing champion in the world, at 40 years old, until May 21, 2011. He lost his title by decision to former champion Ulises Solis on May 21, 2011.

Lazarte's competitive boxing career effectively ended after he was given a rare lifetime ban by the International Boxing Federation following a February 10, 2012 match against Johnriel Casimero in which Lazarte, surrounded by supporters and fighting in his home country, intentionally leveled low blows, headbutts and illegal blows to the back of the head against Casimero, as well as biting him at least twice, threatened the referee's life after being warned for his conduct, then (after being ruled the loser) deliberately sparked a riot in the arena that caused numerous additional injuries to police, spectators and Casimero's team.[1]

On February 2012, during an IBF Light Flyweight title fight in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Lazarte was stopped in the tenth round by John Riel Casimero. After the fight Lazarte and his team sparked a riot in which Casimero and his team were attacked. They were later escorted by pólice and later Lazarte visited and apologized to Casimero The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest to the Argentine government after Argentine fans attacked Casimero in the ring after winning the title bout.[2][3] Philippine Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said that his country's embassy filed a protest with Argentina's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is awaiting an explanation.[2] His role in the riot resulted in a rare lifetime ban being given to Lazarte by the IBF. He announced his retirement afterwards

Professional boxing record[edit]

50 Wins (18 knockouts), 11 Losses, 2 Draw (1 knockout)[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Win 50–11-2 Argentina Roberto Carlos Marin UD 8 (8) 2014-07-25 Argentina C. A. S. y Dep. Camioneros, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss 49-11–2 Philippines John Riel Casimero TKO 10 (12) 2012-02-10 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina For interim IBF World light flyweight title.
Win 49–10-2 Nicaragua Nerys Espinoza UD 12 (12) 2011-09-02 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss 48-10–2 Mexico Ulises Solis SD 12 (12) 2011-04-30 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Loss IBF Light flyweight title.
Draw 48-9–2 Mexico Ulises Solis MD 12 (12) 2010-12-18 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retain IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 48-9-1 Nicaragua Nerys Espinoza UD 12 (12) 2010-09-04 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retain IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 47-9–1 Colombia Carlos Tamara SD 12 (12) 2010-05-29 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won IBF Flyweight title.
Win 46-9–1 Argentina Raul Eliseo Medina UD 10 (10) 2010-01-23 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Lost interim WBO Light flyweight title.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafael, Dan (Feb 17, 2012). ["IBF bans boxer Luis Lazarte for life" http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7581851/boxer-luis-lazarte-banned-ibf-threat-sparking-ring-riot]. ESPN Boxing. espn.com. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  2. ^ "John Riel Casimero Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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Preceded by
Carlos Tamara
IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
May 29, 2010 – April 30, 2011
Succeeded by
Ulises Solís